Tyrod Taylor led a game-winning drive in the final minute and a half to help Virginia Tech fend off Maryland in a high-scoring affair in College Park, 42-35.
Maryland marched down the field on the legs of Davin Meggett starting with just under four minutes to play. Meggett carried the Terps on his back carrying the ball on the five final plays of a 14-play touchdown drive with fewer than two minutes to play.
Maryland tied the game at 35, but left too much time on the clock for Taylor and the Hokies. Taylor went 6-for-7 passing on the game-winning drive including a 25 yard dump-off pass to Ryan Williams. With no timeouts remaining, the Hokies worked their way into the Maryland red zone to kick a field goal. However, Tech went for the score and Taylor hit Jarrett Boykin for an 8-yard strike to put the Hokies up for good.
Taylor and Maryland counterpart Chris Turner passed for big numbers and several touchdowns. Turner shined early in the first quarter with two touchdowns longer than 20 yards. The Hokies looked like they would struggle staying with the Terps until Dyrell Roberts returned a kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown to spark the Hokies.
Ryan Williams did not have a good day due to Taylor throwing the ball consistently. Williams amassed only 82 yards and one touchdown.
VT 13 7 8 14 -42
UMD 14 7 7 7 -35
VT:TD 3:40 J. Boykin, 1 Yd pass from T. Taylor (M. Waldron Kick)
UMD:TD 2:00 R. Tyler, 22 Yd pass from C. Turner (N. Ferrara Kick)
UMD:TD 0:37 T. Smith, 26 Yd pass from C. Turner (N. Ferrara Kick)
VT:TD 0:09 D. Roberts, returned kickoff 102 Yds (Missed Kick)
VT:TD 2:32 D. Roberts, 5 Yd pass from T. Taylor (M. Waldron Kick)
UMD:TD 2:05 T. Smith, returned kickoff 102 Yds (N. Ferrara Kick)
UMD:TD 2:51 D. Scott, 2 Yd run (N. Ferrara Kick)
VT:TD 2:54 R. Williams, 1 Yd run (2-Pt)
VT:TD 3:22 G. Boone, 10 Yd pass from T. Taylor (M. Waldron Kick)
UMD:TD 1:30 D. Meggett, 1 Yd run (N. Ferrara Kick)
VT:TD 3:40 J. Boykin, 7 Yd pass from T. Taylor (M. Waldron Kick)
First downs VT: 18 UMD: 20
Total Offense VT:385 UMD: 427
Turnovers VT: 0 UMD: 1 FUM,
Virginia Tech Top Player Stats
Passing: T. Taylor 24-36 for 296 yds, 4 TD
Rushing: R. Williams 19-for-82 yds, 1 TD
Receiving: J. Boykin 6-for-75 yds, 2 TD
Defense: C. Grimm 10 TAK
Maryland Top Player Stats
Passing: C. Turner 18-34 for 314 yds, 2 TD
Rushing: D. Scott 26-for-88 yds, 1 TD
Receiving: T. Smith 5-for-106 yds, 1 TD
Defense: T. Skinner 7 TAK, 1 DEFL